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Brand New Bill Would Allow Schools to Finally Bring the Bible Back to the Classroom

Posted by on Jan. 18, 2018 at 3:15 PM
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The West Virginia state Senate is considering a bill that would require all schools to provide an elective course on the Bible.

The proposed legislation would require public and private schools to offer a course that would cover either Hebrew scriptures, the Old Testament or the New Testament, WHSV-TV reported.

Republican state Sens. Mike Azinger and Sue Cline introduced Senate Bill 252, which would allow students to choose which courses they would like to take.

The bill would require “federal and state laws to be followed regarding religious neutrality, while accommodating the diverse religious views of students.”

The purpose of the courses would be to teach students the history of the Bible, including its literary style and its influence on society, WSAZ reported.

The legislation stated that the courses “may not endorse, favor, or promote, or disfavor or show hostility toward, any particular religion or nonreligious faith or religious perspective,” according to federal law.

SB 252 has been sent to the Senate Education Committee, and if it becomes law, the Bible electives would be made available at all grade levels.

Reaction to the proposition has been mixed, and the ACLU claimed such classes may violate the Constitution.

Of course it did.


Eli Baumwell, policy director for the ACLU of West Virginia, told WDTV that the classes were a bad idea.

“We know from experience that when these courses are offered even as an elective, there can be a lot of social pressure and even pressure from teachers and school administrators,” he said.

Pressure to do what?

The only pressure most teachers and school administrators have applied in recent years is to suppress any mention of Christianity at schools while supporting such nonsensical ideas as transgender boys using girls restrooms and a gay Santa Claus.


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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 3:17 PM
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https://conservativetribune.com/bill-schools-bring-bible-back/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=patriotupdate&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=libertyalliance

GaleJ
by Bronze Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 3:22 PM
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We are non-deist Pagans and have no interest in courses led from a religion's mythology and I am not confident that any of such class material will be simply taught secularly, it never has been before.
daisy102601
by Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 3:23 PM
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This is an incredibly stupid waste of time and education. Let's teach children about Jesus in the right place: church. Save school for the important things like math and science. Maybe better education on drugs would benefit WV more.
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 3:24 PM
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You also saw that it was an elective, yes?

Quoting GaleJ: We are non-deist Pagans and have no interest in courses led from a religion's mythology and I am not confident that any of such class material will be simply taught secularly, it never has been before.


Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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I suspect that a lot of people would rightfully argue that this would be a superb tool in the process of correcting the drug problem.

Quoting daisy102601: This is an incredibly stupid waste of time and education. Let's teach children about Jesus in the right place: church. Save school for the important things like math and science. Maybe better education on drugs would benefit WV more.


Sisteract
by Whoopie on Jan. 18, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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If you want Bible studies included in your student's education, you can take the personal responsibility and pay the needed fees to secure that additional education-

Stop freeloading off the education department and the tax payer's dime.

Fiscal conservatives need to speak up loud and clear on this issue.

daisy102601
by Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 3:30 PM
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Then teach it in the appropriate place: Church. You know, that place where a bunch of people who all believe the same thing can get together and talk about it. If people want that to be an integral part of their kids education, send them to a religious school. Don't take up every body else's time.

Quoting Billiejeens:

I suspect that a lot of people would rightfully argue that this would be a superb tool in the process of correcting the drug problem.

Quoting daisy102601: This is an incredibly stupid waste of time and education. Let's teach children about Jesus in the right place: church. Save school for the important things like math and science. Maybe better education on drugs would benefit WV more.

lancet98
by Gold Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 3:32 PM

Doesn't matter what it's called.

Quoting Billiejeens:

You also saw that it was an elective, yes?

Quoting GaleJ: We are non-deist Pagans and have no interest in courses led from a religion's mythology and I am not confident that any of such class material will be simply taught secularly, it never has been before.



12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 3:32 PM

Just curious if there is a list of other electives schools are required to offer? 

romalove
by Roma on Jan. 18, 2018 at 3:33 PM
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You think Bible study will correct the drug problem?



Quoting Billiejeens:

I suspect that a lot of people would rightfully argue that this would be a superb tool in the process of correcting the drug problem.

Quoting daisy102601: This is an incredibly stupid waste of time and education. Let's teach children about Jesus in the right place: church. Save school for the important things like math and science. Maybe better education on drugs would benefit WV more.

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